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Enjoy benchmarking retro versions of 3dMark software? How about for cash prizes? All you need is to be an HWBOT member and use a gigabyte motherboard with any hardware combination to qualify.

Taipei, Taiwan, December 9th, 2013 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today announced its latest overclocking contest hosted on HWBOT.org, the ‘GIGABYTE Retro OC’ Contest. Centered on four classic 3D benchmarks from Futuremark, the ‘GIGABYTE Retro OC’ Contest is an open invitation to revisit 3DMark benching software equipped with the latest hardware.

The ‘GIGABYTE Retro OC’ Contest
Open to all HWBOT members from December 9th, 2013 until January 12th 2014, GIGABYTE invites all Overclockers to get retrospective and take on the following stages using any hardware platform using a GIGABYTE motherboard.
Contest Stages
Stage 1: 3DMark01
Stage 2: 3DMark03
Stage 3: 3DMark05
Stage 4: 3DMark06
Contest Rules
All submissions must use a GIGABYTE motherboard. Entrants can use any processor platform. Multiple VGA cards allowed. All submissions must include a picture of the rig used, including competition background. Usual HWBOT submission and verification rules apply. Note: In the event of a tied score, the highest 3DMark01 score will determine the winner.
‘GIGABYTE Retro OC Contest’ Prizes
A total of $1,500 in prize money will offered to overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places:
1st Place: $500
2nd Place: $400
3rd Place: $300
4th Place: $200
5th Place: $100
For complete contest rules, scoring and more details, please visit the contest page hosted on HWBOT.org:

Source: Gigabyte

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